What is Getting a Chemical Peel Like?
The depth of chemical peel you’ve chosen determines a lot about how your procedure is performed. For light to medium peels, patients are made comfortable with topical anesthetic in the luxurious privacy of the Stein Plastic Surgery offices. Patients who’ve selected a deep phenol peel will receive treatment in our accredited cutting-edge surgical suite under heavy sedation. Once you’re in position for treatment, the formula is applied to your skin and allowed to work its magic for the prescribed period of time. The acids in the peels are then neutralized and your skin is treated with a cooling salve that best begins your recovery process.
What is Chemical Peel Recovery Like?
Due to the variability of chemical peel formulas, recovery times differ by patient. You can expect moderate flaking, redness, and minor swelling for 4-7 days following a light to medium peel. Deeper peels require more recuperation, with significant peeling, redness, and swelling for 1-2 weeks. Be sure to follow Dr. Stein’s thorough aftercare instructions to reduce the risk of complications.
What Results Can I Expect After a Chemical Peel?
The deeper the peel, the more dramatic your results. For light or medium depth, your skin will become more evenly textured and toned, with diminished wrinkles, lightened age spots and sun damage, and a more radiant complexion after a couple of weeks. Deeper phenol peels, these results will be elevated but take up to 2 months to fully emerge. With damaged cells removed, your skin will be smoother, softer, and more radiant. You’ll have a refreshed brightness to your appearance that only a chemical peel can achieve.